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ThumbDV: How open ?????????

Andrew O'Brien
Andrew O'Brien Member ✭✭
edited June 2020 in Third-Party Software
This may qualify as the dumbest post ever... but is there a trick to opening the ThumbdV that arrived from Flex today?  I don't want to break it by using too much force but I can't get the cover off so that I can plug it in to the Flex . I gave it a few good tugs but nothing shows signs of moving.
Andy K3UK

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Answers

  • Bob G   W1GLV
    Bob G W1GLV Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Andrew the cover is very difficult to remove. I had to resort to pliers.
  • Jay Nation
    Jay Nation Member
    edited May 2019
    Andrew 
    With the cover mine came in, I just slid a fingernail under the locking tab and lifted slightly, and it popped open. I don't know if they still use the same cover though.
     SDRgadgets

    73, Jay - NO5J

  • Andrew O'Brien
    Andrew O'Brien Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Not easy to actual find a locking tab with my eyes.

  • Jay Nation
    Jay Nation Member
    edited May 2019
    Andrew
    Mine too. I guess that's another reason why hammers were created.
    I haven't seen my hammer lately either. You may find getting that cover back on, or even attaching it to the **** end of the dongle for storage, challenging too. I do at least.image 
     SDRgadgets

    73, Jay - NO5J

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    This is why I have 9 pairs of the magnifying reading glasses you get at the drugstore lying around the house.  Seriously.
  • EA4GLI
    EA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    Hi Andrew,

    Apply a bit of pressure on the sides of the cap and that will make removal way easier.


  • EA4GLI
    EA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    image
  • EA4GLI
    EA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    Success!! 

    image

    It also helps if you apply a bit of pressure with the other hand on the flat side of the thumbdv.
  • Dan -- KC4GO
    Dan -- KC4GO Member
    edited March 2018
    It's like those pesky child proof caps should have given it to the kids :)

  • EA4GLI
    EA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    So Andrew... did you get the ThumbDV open?
  • Andrew O'Brien
    Andrew O'Brien Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016
    Yes, with a knife..  I was worried I broke it but it works well.

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